EDITOR’S CORNER – JUNE 2017

.I am not a fan of having my picture taken.

I could be having my best hair day ever, love what I’m wearing and have my makeup professionally done, and yet I’d still cringe when someone whips out a camera. Inevitably what happens is that the person taking my picture keeps urging me to “Smile!” and in my head I’m screaming, “I am […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – MAY 2017

IMG_1918_pp-1If I weren’t a writer and editor, I’d be a vet.

A large animal vet, to be exact. It was a passion that developed while growing up on a farm in Chile. But by high school, science became my least favorite subject. I decided I needed a plan B. I followed my love of writing into journalism, but have filled the animal void by writing about […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – MARCH 2017

IMG_1918_pp-1I’ve never really thought about my life without siblings.

My two older brothers had such a profound impact on who I am that I’m sure without them, I’d be a completely different person. They taught me to stand up for myself and the ones I love. They encouraged me to shed my serious layers and be silly—to have fun. They gave me insight into boys (and […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – JANUARY 2017

IMG_1918_pp-1It used to be that meeting a potential partner happened by chance at a bar or through mutual friends.

Today it’s a whole new ballgame. When I listen to my single friends vent about the current state of the dating world—only texting, dating sites and apps—it all seems like too much to keep up with. I can barely handle one Facebook account! The reality is that […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – NOVEMBER 2016

IMG_1918_pp-1The first time I visited Los Angeles almost 20 years ago, my family and I took a tour of Paramount Studios, and I had an out-of-body experience when we walked by Tom Cruise.

Although I’ve matured a bit since then, I still get flustered when I see a celebrity. And while I always expect to see famous faces on the streets of New York or […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – OCTOBER 2016

IMG_1918_pp-1I have lots of interests, but I’m constantly complaining that I don’t have enough hours in the day to pursue them.

No time for yoga, to cook or take a photography class. So when I started reading about the CEOs in this issue who train for Ironman races, write short stories and go shooting, I realized that it’s not about if you have the time, […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – SEPTEMBER 2016

IMG_1918_pp-1When I think about the amount of trash that gets picked up from my home on a monthly basis and multiply that by all the households in Atlanta, I cringe.

Despite my recycling and water conservation efforts, I know there is so much more I could be doing to decrease my environmental footprint. But when I look into it, it all seems a little overwhelming, […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – JULY 2016

IMG_1918_pp-1You can look at someone’s resume and assume he or she has a lot going for them, but until you meet in person, it’s hard to know the measure of his or her character. When I walked into this issue’s cover shoot and met the individuals being featured in our Rising Stars story, it wasn’t their Ivy League educations, million-dollar salaries or entrepreneurial ambitions […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – JUNE 2016

IMG_1918_pp-1My expat dad always says, “Planes leave every day.”

In other words, you can always make your dream of visiting a foreign land a reality. And before I became a mom, I truly lived to travel. Now that I have a mini-me to bring along, my luggage is a little more cumbersome, and a night on the town ends much earlier, but the thrill of […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – MAY 2016

IMG_1918_pp-1By the time I was 13 years old, I’d lived in three countries, attended seven schools and resided at nine different addresses.

When I tell people the exotic locales I’ve called home—Brazil, Chile, Australia, to name a few— they respond with awe. Moving around made for an incredibly educational childhood, but I do feel a slight pang of jealousy when I hear someone tell me […]